Law Would Fire Sheriffs For Defying Gun Control Measures

Before It’s News – by Mort Amsel

Supporters of the 380 sheriffs in 15 states who so far have vowed to defy new state and federal gun control laws claim that legislation is starting to pop up around the nation to fire any state elected or appointed law enforcement official who doesn’t obey federal orders.

The first effort emerged in Texas. Legislation proposed by Dallas Democratic Rep. Yvonne Davis would remove any sheriff or law enforcement officer who refuses to enforce state or federal laws.  

What’s more, it would remove any elected or appointed law enforcement officer for simply stating or signing any document stating that they will not obey federal orders.

A gun lobbyist told Secrets, “Beware because once something like this is introduced in one state, it will be followed very quickly in several other states.”


Updated 03/27/2013Note: A statement from a state association does not necessarily mean that every sheriff in the state supports it. One such case is is Florida, listed below. This statement was voted on and approved by a majority of the sheriffs in the association, but not by EVERY sheriff in the state. While other lists may include all sheriffs within such a state, we have chosen to list associations and individual sheriffs separately.

California Sheriffs Association Link
Colorado Sheriffs Association Link
Florida Sheriffs Association Link
Georgia Sheriffs Association Link
Illinois Sheriffs Association Link
Indiana Sheriffs Association Link
Kentucky Sheriffs Association Link
Missouri Sheriffs Association Link
Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Link
Nebraska Sheriffs Association Link
New Mexico Sheriffs Association Link
Oklahoma Sheriffs Association Link
South Carolina Sheriffs Association Link
Utah Sheriffs Association Link
Wyoming Sheriffs Association Link



Updated 03/27/2013

We are in the process of researching and posting links to online statements for all entities on these lists. You can help us by sending us links to statements by any of them.If you know a sheriff or association that should be listed: Please send us the sheriff’s full name, county, and state along with a link to an online statement by the sheriff if available. You may also email us supporting documents via the contact page.Disclaimer: While we encourage all sheriffs and peace officers to join CSPOA, the list below includes members of the CSPOA and any otherswho have gone on record to uphold their oath by having made public statements, written open letters or contacted us personally and asked to be included. We have indicated which sheriffs are members of the CSPOA.We evaluate each sheriff on a case by case basis, but in general we are looking for sheriffs whose statements contain:

  • A reaffirmation that the sheriff will follow his or her oath and uphold the Constitution
  • An affirmation to support the constitutional second amendment rights of citizens in his or her jurisdiction
Alabama Baldwin Huey Hoss Mack Link
Alabama Barbour LeRoy Upshaw Personal request
Alabama Chilton Kevin Davis
Alabama Houston Andy Hughes Link
Alabama Lee Jay Jones
Alabama Madison Blake Dorning Link
Alabama Morgan Ana Franklin Link
Arizona Cochise Mark J. Dannels Link
Arizona Maricopa Joe Arpaio Link
Arizona Mohave Tom Sheahan Link
Arizona Pinal Paul Babeu Link
Arizona Yavapai Scott Mascher Link
Arizona Yuma Leon Wilmot Link
Arkansas Boone Mike Moore Link
Arkansas Cross JR Smith Link
California Amador Martin Ryan Link
California Butte Jerry Smith Link
California Del Norte Dean Wilson Link
California El Dorado John D’Agostini Link
California Fresno Margaret Mims Link
California Humboldt Mike Downey Link
California Kern Donny Youngblood Link
California Lassen Dean Growdon Link
California Mendocino Thomas Allman CSPOA MemberLink
California Modoc Mike Poindexter Link
California Nevada Keith Royal Link
California Placer Edward Bonner Link
California Plumas Greg Hagwood Link
California San Luis Obispo Ian S. Parkinson Link
California Shasta Tom Bosenko
California Sierra John Evans Link
California Siskiyou Jon Lopey Link
California Stanislaus Adam Christianson Link
California Tehama David Hencraft Link
California Toulumne James W. Mele Link
California Trinity Bruce Haney Link
Colorado El Paso Terry Maketa Link
Colorado Garfield Lou Vallario Link
Colorado Hinsdale Ronald B. Bruce Link
Colorado Jefferson Ted Mink video Link
Colorado Larimer Justin Smith Link
Colorado Mesa Stan Hilkey Link
Colorado Montrose Rick Dunlap Link
Colorado Weld John Cooke News Artile Link
Delaware Sussex Jeff Christopher Link
Florida Bay Frank McKeithen Link
Florida Clay Rick Beseler
Florida Collier Kevin Rambosk Statement Link
Florida Hamilton Harrell Reid Link
Florida Lee Mike Scott Statement Link
Florida Martin Bill Snyder
Florida Polk Grady Judd
Florida Seminole Donald F. Eslinger Link
Florida Walton Michael Adkinson
Georgia Carroll Terry Langley Link
Georgia Cherokee Roger Garrison
Georgia Cobb Neil Warren
Georgia Columbia Clay Whittle Link
Georgia Fannin Dane Kirby
Georgia Fayette Barry Babb
Georgia Gilmer Stacy Nicholson
Georgia Gwinnett Butch Conway
Georgia Oconee Scott Berry Link
Georgia Paulding Gary Gulledge
Georgia Pike Jimmy Thomas
Georgia Putnam Howard R. Sills Link
Georgia Spalding Wendell Beam
Georgia Towns Christopher M. Clinton Link
Georgia Twiggs R. Darren Mitchum
Georgia Upson Dan Kilgore
Georgia Walton Joe Chapman
Idaho Bannock Lorin W. Neilsen Link
Idaho Benewah Dave Resser CSPOA member
Idaho Bonner Daryl Wheeler
Idaho Canyon Kieran Donahue
Idaho Clark Bart May
Idaho Clearwater Chris Goetz
Idaho Gem Chuck Rolland
Idaho Idaho Doug Giddings
Idaho Jerome Doug McFall
Idaho Lewis Brian Brokop
Idaho Madison Roy Klingler
Idaho Nez Perce Joe Rodriguez
Idaho Oneida J.P. Semrad Requested personally
Idaho Payette Chad Huff Emailed CSPOALink
Idaho Shoshone Mitch Alexander
Idaho Twin Falls Tom Carter CSPOA MemberLink
Idaho Washington Matt Thomas
Illinois Champaign Dan Walsh Link
Illinois Clark Jerry Parsley
Illinois Clinton Mike Kreke Link
Illinois DuPage John Zaruba Link
Illinois Edgar Edward Motley
Illinois Ford Mark R. Doran Link
Illinois Iroquois Derek Hagen
Illinois McLean Mike Emery
Illinois St. Clair Richard Watson Signed Petition
Indiana Boone Ken Campbell
Indiana Elkhart Bradley D. Rogers Signed Petition
Indiana Franklin Ken Murphy
Indiana Hancock Michael Shepherd CSPOA member
Indiana Ripley Tom Grills
Iowa Cedar Warren M. Wethington
Kansas Harvey Walton Townsend CSPOA member
Kansas Johnson Frank Denning
Kansas Linn Barry Walker CSPOA member
Kansas Sherman Burton Pianalto CSPOA member
Kansas Sumner Darren Chambers CSPOA member
Kentucky Bath John Snedegar
Kentucky Boone Michael A. Helmig
Kentucky Jackson Denny Peyman Link
Kentucky Kenton Chuck Korzenborn
Kentucky Powell Scott F. Harrison
Maryland Carroll Ken Tregoning
Maryland Frederick Charles A. Jenkins
Maryland Kent John Price Link
Maryland St. Mary’s Timothy Cameron Video of hearingsLink
Maryland Wicomico Mike Lewis Link
Michigan Barry Dar Leaf
Michigan Benzie Ted Schendel Link
Michigan Joseph Bradley Balk
Michigan Kent Larry Stelma
Michigan Menominee Kenny Marks CSPOA memberLink
Michigan Tuscola Leland Teschendorf
Minnesota Anoka James Stuart
Minnesota Itasca Victor Williams
Minnesota Otter Tail Brian Schlueter
Minnesota Pine Robin Cole Link
Minnesota Ramsey Matt Bostrom
Minnesota Steams John Sanner
Minnesota Yellow Medicine Bill Flaten
Mississippi DeSoto Bill Rasco
Mississippi Forrest Billy McGee
Mississippi Monroe Cecil Cantrell
Missouri Atchinson Dennis D. Martin Signed Petition
Missouri Barry Mick Epperly
Missouri Bollinger Darin Shell Link
Missouri Boone Dwayne Carey Link
Missouri Butler Mark Dobbs
Missouri Cape Girardeau John Jordan Link
Missouri Gasconade Randy Esphorst
Missouri Henry J. Kent Oberkorm Link
Missouri Jasper Randee Kaiser
Missouri Johnson Charles Heiss
Missouri Lawrence Brad A. DeLay Link
Missouri Lincoln John Cottle Link
Missouri Livingston Steve Cox
Missouri Marion Jimmy Shinn
Missouri Mercer Stephen Stockman
Missouri Oregon George R. Underwood
Missouri Osage Michael Dixon
Missouri Ralls Gerry Dinwiddie
Missouri Shannon Steven R. Blunkall
Missouri Texas James Sigman Link
Missouri Warren Kevin T. Harrison
Montana Cascade Bob Edwards
Montana Lake Jay Doyle
Montana Lewis and Clark Leo Dutton
Montana Musselshell Woodrow Weitzeil
Montana Powell Scott F. Howard
Montana Ravalli Chris Hoffman
Montana Sanders Tom Rummel
Montana Wibaux Darby Harrington
Montana Yellowstone Mike Linder
Nebraska Dakota Chris Kleinberg
Nevada Churchill Benjamin D. Trotter CSPOA member
Nevada Humboldt Ed Kilgpore
Nevada Nye Tony DeMeo
New Hampshire Grafton Douglas R Dutile
New Mexico Arriba Joe Mascarenas
New Mexico Bernalillo Dan Houston
New Mexico Catron Shawn Menges
New Mexico Chaves Patrick R Jennings
New Mexico Cibola Johnny Valdez
New Mexico Colfax Jim Maldonado
New Mexico De Baca Dennis A. Cleaver
New Mexico Dona Ana Todd Garrison
New Mexico Eddy Scott London
New Mexico Grant Raul Holguin
New Mexico Guadalupe Michael R Lucero
New Mexico Harding Herman Martinez
New Mexico Hidalgo Saturnino Madero
New Mexico Lea Mark Hargrove
New Mexico Lincoln Robert Sheppard
New Mexico Los Alamos Marco Lucero
New Mexico Luna Raymond Cobos
New Mexico Otero Benny House
New Mexico Quay Joe Schallert
New Mexico Roosevelt Darren Hooker
New Mexico San Juan Ken Christesen
New Mexico San Miguel Benjie Vigil
New Mexico Santa Fe Robert Garcia
New Mexico Sierra Joe Baca
New Mexico Socorro Phillip Montoya
New Mexico Taos Miguel Romero Jr
New Mexico Torrance Heath White
New Mexico Union William Spriggs
New Mexico Valencia Louis Burkhard
New York Erie Timothy B. Howard
New York Greene Greg Sealy Link
New York Otsego Richard Devlin Jr.
New York Putnam Donald Smith
New York Saratoga James D. Bowen Link
New York Schoharie Tony Desmond
New York Steuben David Cole
New York Suffolk Vincent DeMarco
North Carolina Brunswick John Ingram Link
North Carolina Catawba Coy Reid
North Carolina Cleveland Alan Norman
North Carolina Franklin Jerry Jones
North Carolina Harnett Larry Rollins
North Carolina Henderson Charlie McDonald
North Carolina Lee Tracy Carter
North Carolina Rockingham Sam Page
North Carolina Sampson Jimmy Thornton
North Carolina Stokes Mike Marshall
North Carolina Union Eddie Cathey
North Carolina Wake Donnie Harrison
North Carolina Wayne Carey Winders
Ohio Allen Sam Crish
Ohio Auglaize Al Solomon
Ohio Fairfield Dave Phalen Link
Ohio Hancock Michael E. Heldman
Ohio Mercer Jeff Grey
Ohio Preble Michael Simpson
Ohio Richland J. Steve Sheldon
Oklahoma Cleveland Joe Lester Link
Oklahoma Jackson Roger LeVick
Oklahoma Major Steve Randolph
Oklahoma McCurtain Johnny Tadlock
Oklahoma Wagoner Bob ‘Big Block’ Colbert
Oregon Baker Mitchell Southwick
Oregon Coos Craig Zanni Link
Oregon Crook Jim Hensley
Oregon Curry John Bishop
Oregon Deschutes Larry Blanton
Oregon Douglas John Hanlin
Oregon Grant Glenn E. Palmer
Oregon Jackson Mike Winters
Oregon Josephine Gil Gilbertson
Oregon Klamath Frank Skrah
Oregon Linn Tim Mueller Link
Oregon Malheur Brian Wolfe
Oregon Marion Jason Myers
Oregon Multnomah Dan Staton
Oregon Polk Bob Wolfe
Oregon Union Boyd Rasmussen Link
Oregon Wallowa Steve Rogers
Oregon Washington Pat Garrett
Oregon Yamhill Jack Crabtree
Pennsylvania Adams Jim Muller
Pennsylvania Berks Eric J. Weaknecht
Pennsylvania Bradford Clinton J. Walters
Pennsylvania Butler Michael T. Slupe Link
Pennsylvania Cambria Bob Kolar Link
Pennsylvania Chester Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh Statement Link
Pennsylvania Cumberland Ronny R. Anderson CSPOA member
Pennsylvania Elk Jeffrey C. Krieg
Pennsylvania Lancaster Mark Reese Link
Pennsylvania Montour Ray C. Gerringer.pdf Link
Pennsylvania Pike Philip Bueki Link
Pennsylvania Venango Eric Foy CSPOA member
Pennsylvania Westmoreland Jonathan Held Link
South Carolina Abbeyville Ronnie Ashley
South Carolina Berkeley Wayne DeWitt
South Carolina Charleston Al Cannon Video Link
South Carolina Edgefield Adell Dobey
South Carolina Kershaw Jim Matthews
South Carolina Lexington James Metts
South Carolina Pickens Rick Clark
South Carolina Spartanburg Chuck Wright Link
South Carolina York Bruce Bryant
Tennessee Bradley Jim Ruth
Tennessee Dyer Jeff Box
Tennessee Hamblen Esco R Jarnagin CSPOA Blog post
Tennessee Hamilton Jim Hammond
Tennessee White Oddie Shoupe
Texas Anderson Greg Taylor Link
Texas Angelina Greg Sanches Signed Petition
Texas Aransas Bill Mills Link
Texas Armstrong J.R. Walker Signed Petition
Texas Austin Jack Brandes
Texas Blanco Robert Morgan Signed Petition
Texas Burnet W.T. Smith
Texas Cherokee James Campbell Link
Texas Coke Wayne McCutchen Signed Petition
Texas Collin Terry Box Link
Texas Coryell Johnny Burks Signed Petition
Texas Cottle Rickey Lawrence Link Signed Petition
Texas Dallam Bruce Scott CSPOA member
Texas Ellis Johnny Brown
Texas Fannin Dane Kirby
Texas Fisher J.A. Robinson Signed Petition
Texas Foard Mike Brown Signed Petition
Texas Fort Bend Troy E. Nehls
Texas Galveston Henry Trochesset
Texas Grayson Keith Gary Letter Link
Texas Grimes Donald Sowell Link Signed Petition
Texas Guadalupe Arnold S. Zwicke Link
Texas Hardin Ed Cain CSPOA member
Texas Hartley Frank Scott CSPOA memberLink
Texas Hill Michael Cox
Texas Hockley R. C. Cheek Signed Petition
Texas Hopkins Butch Adams Signed Petition
Texas Hudspeth Arvin West
Texas Hunt Randy Meeks Signed Petition
Texas Hutchinson Don L Johnson
Texas Jasper Mitchell Newman Signed Petition
Texas Johnson Bob Alford
Texas Kaufman David A Byrnes Link
Texas Liberty Bobby Rader Link
Texas Lipscomb James Robertson Link Signed Petition
Texas Live Oak Larry R. Bursby Signed Petition
Texas Loving Billy B. Hopper Signed Petition
Texas Mason Buster Nixon
Texas McCulloch Earl Howell
Texas McLennan Parnell McNamara
Texas Mills Clint Hammonds
Texas Montgomery Tommy Gage Link
Texas Moore J.E. ‘Bo’ DeArmond Signed Petition
Texas Motley Chris Spence Signed Petition
Texas Nacogdoches Jason Bridges Signed Petition
Texas Newton Edward L. Shannon Link
Texas Oldham David Medlin
Texas Pecos Cliff Harris Signed Petition
Texas Potter Brian Thomas Signed Petition
Texas Randall Joel W. Richardson
Texas Schleicher David R. Doran Signed Petition
Texas Shackelford Edward A. Miller Signed Petition
Texas Smith Larry Smith
Texas Swisher Cody Grubb Signed Petition
Texas Taylor Ricky Bishop Link
Texas Titus Tim Ingram Signed Petition
Texas Waller R. Glenn Smith
Texas Wichita David Duke Signed Petition
Utah Beaver Cameron M. Noel Link
Utah Box Elder Joseph Yeates Link
Utah Cache G. Lynn Nelson Link
Utah Carbon James Cordova Link
Utah Daggett Jerry Jorgensen Link
Utah Davis Todd Richardson Link
Utah Duchesne Travis Mitchell Link
Utah Emery Greg Funk Link
Utah Garfield James D. Perkins Link
Utah Grand Steven White Link
Utah Iron Mark Gower Link
Utah Juab Alden Orme Link
Utah Kane Lamont Smith Link
Utah Millard Robert Dekker Link
Utah Morgan Blaine Breshears Link
Utah Puite Marty Gleave Link
Utah Rich Dale Stacey Link
Utah San Juan Rick Eldredge Link
Utah Sanpete Brian Nielson Link
Utah Sevier Nathan Curtis Link
Utah Summit David Edmunds Link
Utah Tooele Frank Park Link
Utah Uintah Jeff Merrell Link
Utah Utah James Tracy Link
Utah Wasatch Todd Bonner Link
Utah Washington Cory Pulsipher Link
Utah Wayne Kurt Taylor Link
Utah Weber Terry Thompson Link
Virginia Williamsburg-James City Robert J. Deeds Link
Washington Asotin Ken Bancroft
Washington Douglas Harvey Gjesdal Link
Washington Grant Tom Jones Link
Washington Klickitat Rick McComas Link
Washington Lincoln Wade W. Magers Link
Washington Skamania Dave Brown
Washington Whitman Brett Myers
Washington Yakima Ken Irwin Link
West Virginia Boone William “Randall” White Link
West Virginia Hardy Bryan Ward Link
West Virginia Logan Sonya M. Dingess Porter Link
West Virginia Raleigh Steve Tanner Link
West Virginia Roane Mike Harper Link
West Virginia Wood Ken Merritt Link
WI Washington Dale K. Schmidt Link
Wisconsin Milwaukee David Clarke Link


Updated 03/27/2013

Pennsylvania Gilberton, Schuylkill Police Chief Mark Kessler Link

11 thoughts on “Law Would Fire Sheriffs For Defying Gun Control Measures

  1. The bill will not pass in Texas. Even Texas has a DUMBASS elected to office evey now and then…

    Besides, the elected County LEO , ELECTED BY the COUNTY population. NOT by a bunch of Politicians…. WHO is going to come to the sheriff and say get out you are fired??? BS…. You will have to go through the county population first….

  2. Who the hell elected this dumbass? As I’ve stated before, Dallas is in their own world. They don’t represent Texas. They think they own Texas, but they don’t own shit. Everyone outside of Dallas, TX hates Dallas and their politicians. The sheriffs themselves should go and arrest this politician for treason and hang his sorry ass. Dallas is one of those cities that feels the need to control the rest of the state. They can go F**K themselves.

  3. Notice how the Williamson County, TX sheriff (Round Rock) didn’t sign the list. Why am I not surprised. I’m sure he would be among the first sheriffs to take away our guns if asked, since after all, they are the Gestapo.

    1. Maybe you should take them a copy, NC.

      They probably just haven’t heard about it yet. 🙂


  4. Amazed only Hudspeth County, of all the counties in far west Texas, where something like 90 percent of people own guns, sign the thing! Where are you, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Culberson, Reeves, Val Verde, and Terrell counties???? Not even liberals out here support gun control!

  5. How bout a law that fires and recalls corrupt politicians that violate federal and state constitutions?

    starting with the lady who introduced this bill.

    1. Why?

      We already have a law that demands that we HANG traitors.

      Much more effective.

      And permanent.

  6. Now we are seeing some Organising.

    The Law of Ten

    Each party selects and checks out 10 associates or neighbors. Each of them does the same and all of those repeats the process. The resulting number are checked and sworn in and Trained by the Sheriff as deputies.

    Any Vet’s can assist with training…Do not forget to source out those Vet’s in your area that are In Need.

    Now you have a full fledged Posse ready to defend you, your family and your neighbors… LEGALLY. Read the rights and powers afforded a sheriff and thereby his deputies.. Say goodbye to neighborhood drug gangs, various crooks and any Statists Invading your area..

    Yes above is possible and Correct in a middle size community.

    Up to 10,000 Volunteer Deputies.. Don’t have to leave your employment can be on 24 hour call.. Authorised to carry weapon(s).. ability to Arrest. Do not forget a good supply of large length plastic tie strips used for electric work and plenty of Rope – to Rope a Dope…

    Budget cutbacks do not matter with this type of volunteer system. Some costs for the above materials and a Good Looking Badge.

    We are Legion..

      1. We are Legion pre-dates any NWO and relates to Christian Protectors – in this case Vet’s that are Many…

        1. ‘And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
          And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
          who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
          because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
          And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
          But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
          and cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
          For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
          And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

          I fail to see ANYTHING in the Bible about Legion (with a capital L) as relating to Christian Protectors.

          Please exclude me from your “Legion”.

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